UPDATE – 109 persons injured after train derails in Egypt

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CAIRO (Reuters) – A passenger train on Sunday derailed near Cairo injuring at least 109 people, local authorities said, in what is the latest in a series of rail mishaps in Egypt.

More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site and moved the injured to three hospitals in the province, it said.

Some local media reports said some people had been killed in the accident.

At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in March when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440 km (275 miles) south of Cairo.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by David Clarke)

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